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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 58,410 People

    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed. - 1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 91 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Nembutal. Kind of hard to find. Any leads?
    Yerbamate Yerbamate 26-30, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This - Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 79 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    I have decided to give up depression for Lent.
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 36-40, F 16 Responses Mar 18

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    I'm so close to relapsing. I hate living here. I'm not allowed to move out. I hate it all. One day , i will be strong enough. I'm done.
    Incognit05 Incognit05 22-25, F 5 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I battle depression and many forms of anxiety. I am happily engaged and I know this guy is the one because he's the only one who puts up with my crazy moods. I just recently...
    drafrombrooklyn drafrombrooklyn 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 12 Responses Feb 14

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013 - Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    My depression has gotten so bad over the last year and a half , almost two years. I can barely handle it. I'm nearly at the end of my battle tbh ..
    Thatonegirl5678 Thatonegirl5678 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Caption: A chart clarifying the differences between the effects of flirtatious behavior and sexual harassment. Essentially, flirting should be flattering and reciprocal, while...
    cbhermitwriter cbhermitwriter 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Dealing With Depression - My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Is Numbness a Sign of Depression? - hello to everyone, ive suffered from depression in the past i think part of me has accepted that its part of my makeup, u have good periods and...
    LeeAnn LeeAnn 26-30, F 69 Responses Jul 31, 2007

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    Recently I've been trying to be happy and upbeat but It's hard. The thoughts in my head just keep me back from it. I want a therapist but I don't think my parents will pay for it...
    Isabella545 Isabella545 13-15 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer. - I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 19 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Once again I'm crying, and I don't know why.... I started reading about biological and chemical warfare, and I stopped once I felt the overwhelming feeling of paranoia again. At...
    Forget2Trust Forget2Trust 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Fighting Depression On Daily Basis - Keep up !!! Move some energy around!!! Live style!!!   I was born depressed. I didn't knew that in the beginning, but there was always...
    Bolek Bolek 41-45, M 9 Responses May 24, 2012

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    I always feel so empty and think I'm worthless because I can't do anything right. I have had depression for 2 years and it keeps getting worse and worse. I just don't want to be...
    lee521 lee521 13-15, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I stopped cutting for a month :)
    summerbeams summerbeams 18-21, F 9 Responses Feb 16

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    I'm losing this battle and I hate myself for it. I don't know how much longer I can go on for. At this point I'm just trying to get through one day at a time. I already know how...
    WithoutHope00 WithoutHope00 22-25, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Been going to therapy and starting a new medication soon 👍
    hitthelightsnow hitthelightsnow 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes - The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 205 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Good Friday marks the one year anniversary of my first suicide attempt. I honestly have no idea how the day is going to go for me. :/
    RobinPancakes RobinPancakes 18-21, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off...... - and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    I've stopped setting goals for myself. I realized this morning that after so many failures, I've stopped hoping. I accept my circumstances as they are and keep my head down. I used...
    Dollfaise Dollfaise 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    A Little Rant: - I don't think a lot of people know the difference between being sad and having depression. I keep seeing on here that some people are so "depressed" today. I think...
    Demonicfemale Demonicfemale 16-17, F 9 Responses Nov 26, 2013

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    I REALLY love this site. This room. This app. We are all so supportive here... I can't tell u how helpful it has been being here and hearing your stories and getting to share mine...
    TheSingerNB TheSingerNB 31-35, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    A very Tuff morning for me. Very scared and frightened. Needing support and prayers
    TheSingerNB TheSingerNB 31-35, M 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    Those bad feelings are coming back again.......
    GaleJake GaleJake 13-15, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I feel hopeless all the time after breaking up from 7 years with a terrible person who totally drained me out .... Will I ever feel love again ....
    Kayyee Kayyee 36-40, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I know it's hard to appreciate something that is a constant in your life, but I have to say this. I hate people in relationships complaining about a lack of sex, or complaining...
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Depression is so weird. We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 30 Responses Jan 12

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    When it's dark look for star * .... :)
    lost021 lost021 18-21, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    You wanna hear what a depressed person with nothing to lose feels? have a seat. If you think you change my mind, please, read this then comment. There was never any hope of me...
    Yearsgoby Yearsgoby 18-21, M 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    When it's dark look for star * .... :)
    lost021 lost021 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    I've been depressed since around October of 2013. I had a long distance boyfriend, my first love. I think that was one of the major reasons why my depression began. Then school...
    atlrauhlin atlrauhlin 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression:The Misunderstood Illness - uhhhhhhhh i dont really have a story haha but ill try im 26 and i feel like im 90 i feel like ive lived too long up until the fall of 2002 i...
    bv1986 bv1986 26-30, M 35 Responses Apr 23, 2013

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    The Stigma - There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    My "dark" Friend - I wake up in the morning and before I can open my eyes I know that its there. The covers are heavy with sweat from nightmares I'll never remember. I...
    WhyBother22 WhyBother22 22-25, M 23 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    Neverending Fight - Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 34 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Downward Spiral... - Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 12 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    Unsung Hero
    avessel avessel 22-25 1 day ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit....... - If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 28 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    I'm out of words, I can't even describe it anymore. It feels like nothing. I feel nothing. I am nothing. And I accept that.
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Never say these things to someone who suffers from depression, or any other disorder/mental illness: 1: "You just need to give yourself a kick in the ***." 2: "No one ever said...
    tianajade tianajade 18-21, F 14 Responses Mar 4

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    I'm A Miracle - All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    So you know what it feels like to cry yourself to sleep every night? Do you know what it feels like to have your parents tell you every single day that they want to hit you? Do...
    hearmecryandwatchmedie hearmecryandwatchmedie 16-17, F 11 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    My friends and boyfriend think I overact. Think I'm to sensitive. I tell them if it was up to me I would be like this. They tell me then don't. They don't understand. It's not that...
    TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles 18-21, F 78 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    I don't think I'm going to go home to visit my family for Easter. I can't even get out of bed except to go to the bathroom. Usually I would have bought my train ticket weeks ago to...
    Jeradactyl Jeradactyl 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I battle depression, and also anxiety. I suffered from being mentally abused by mother pretty much my entire life. My own mother told me she hated me, she thought I was ugly...
    acw012192 acw012192 22-25, F 34 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    I was in a relationship with this girl for 3 and a half years. She saved my life when I was suicidal, and when at my lowest point she made me smile ear to ear. The holes in my...
    TheHelpingHand TheHelpingHand 18-21, M 11 Responses Jan 1

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    This Is For You. - This is for you. I'm sorry you got bullied for being gay. I'm sorry your parents kicked you out for being a lesbian. I'm sorry you were raped as a little...
    IWillMakeYouThink IWillMakeYouThink 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2012